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DescriptionToday, the City of Greater Sudbury celebrated the grand opening of its first-ever outdoor lot dedicated to the popular pickle ball at O'Connor Playground at 140 St. George Street in Sudbury. The grounds have permanent pickle ball nets and are open to all on a first-come, first-served basis. Paul Lefebvre, Member of Parliament for Sudbury, Brian Bigger, Mayor of Greater Sudbury, and Joscelyne Landry-Altmann, Deputy Mayor and Councilor for Ward 12, were on best pickleball paddles for control site for this celebration and to try this sport with the help of volunteers from the Greater Sudbury Pickle Ball Association. "Pickle ball is a sport that is rapidly gaining popularity across North America," said Lefebvre. Migrant retirees are discovering this sport on the other side of the border and, once back home, want to continue playing it. The new grounds outside O'Connor Playground are an excellent example of an initiative that allows seniors to live an active and social life, benefiting both families and the quality of life of the entire community. . " It was in May 2018 that construction began to transform this 13,310-square-foot space, formerly dedicated to tennis, into six permanent pickle ball fields, which can accommodate up to 24 players at a time. The development of this new pickle ball facility was funded by a $ 23,500 investment from the Government of Canada's New Horizons for Seniors program and a contribution of $ 28,000 from the Healthy Community Initiative Fund and the federal budget. capital assets of the City of Greater Sudbury.
Created25 Sep 2018
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